Korn is a loving grandfather from Cambodia. He and his wife are retired rice farmers and live in Kampong Thom province with their youngest son. Their youngest son was the first in the family to receive a decent education, and is able to help support his parents and extended family by working in customer relations at a local bank. They have four other children living nearby, and twenty grandchildren. In his free time, Korn likes praying and volunteering at the pagoda in his village.
Around two years ago, Korn developed a cataract in his right eye, causing him itchiness, tearing, and blurry vision. He has difficulty seeing things clearly, including colors and faces, and is worried about falling when walking, so is not able to go places on his own.
When Korn learned about our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Centre, he traveled for three hours seeking treatment. On November 1, doctors will perform a small incision cataract surgery and an intraocular lens implant in his right eye. After recovery, he will be able to see clearly. Now, he needs help to fund this $253 procedure.
He shared, “I hope after surgery I can see better as I am eating, start to read again, and take good care of my grandchildren.”